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Infant Feeding Training


Level 2: Core Skills

About this course:

This course leads on from Level 1 and participants must have completed Level 1 before beginning Level 2.


Through a combination of video, text and a live (or recorded) workshop session we give a more in-depth overview of infant feeding. We cover topics needed to provide a basic level of support to families including alternatives to direct breast/chest feeding.


This course is ideal as a refresher for medical professionals and peer supporters, for doulas and those running antenatal education.

Pre requisites: Level 1

Length: 5 hrs

Format: Video, text, online workshop, discussion group

Language: English

Accessibility: Subtitles available for video

Assessment: Online multiple choice test

Price: TBC

Next start date: TBC

Brief Course Outline:

  • An overview of how breasts make and deliver milk

  • Human milk

  • Newborn instinctive behaviours and infant feeding

  • Positioning for breast and chest feeding

  • Contingency planning

  • Hand expressing

  • Infant development in the context of infant feeding

  • Common barriers including breast issues

  • Expressing and human milk storage

  • Safe and responsive bottle feeding and use of human milk substitutes